▶️ Pope Francis hosted 1,500 poor and needy people for lunch, Sunday, November 17, at the Vatican. Earlier he celebrated Mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica to mark World Day of the Poor.
👉 Some 150 round tables were prepared in the large Vatican hall where the pope normally holds his indoor audiences with the faithful during the winter months. There he hosted lunch for poor people, including migrants and about 50 volunteers who work with the needy.
Before lunch was served, the pope thanked all those present and asked God to bless them and their families. The menu for all the pope’s guests was lasagne, chicken with cream of mushroom sauce and potatoes, dessert, fruit and espresso coffee. Elsewhere in Rome, another 1,500 needy people were also served lunch and in many parishes.